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Northeast Texas

Two Northeast Texas development organizations will get a share of more than $3 million in grant money from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The agency today announced grants to fund 19 recreational trail-related projects across the state.

Paris Economic Development Corporation

Michael Paris, executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corporation, reflects on a recent column in the Paris News by Mary Madewell, expressing optimism for the economy of Paris and Northeast Texas.

Texas A&M Real Estate Center

Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk comments on predictions by long-time Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman that Texarkana will see an annual job rate growth of 1.54 percent over the next five years.  And Dr. Perryman predicts an annual economic growth rate of 4.5 percent in the Tyler area over the same period.

TPWD photo
TPWD photo

Springtime in Texas is a pretty good deal, most days. The weather's warmer than much of the country and it's always tempting to take a stroll through the yard or the woods.

But all, of course, is not perfect. Springtime in Texas also means the beginning of tick season. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Northeast Texas is finally out of drought. After several weeks of increasingly dry conditions regionwide, last week’s heavy rains removed all layers of drought status between Dallas County and Texarkana.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

According to the Texas Water Development Board, Northeast Texas is still in a state of moderate drought, despite all the rain that fell on the area last week.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Texas is in its worst state of drought in more than three years. 

Photo by Madison Kaminski
Photo by Madison Kaminski

A new report from ranks three counties  in Northeast Texas among the best places to save in the state and country. If you make the median salary, that is. 

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

Officials in Lamar County say multiple wildfires have led them to extend the county’s burn ban for another month. On Tuesday the County Commissioner’s Court extended the ban until January 10.

The Commissioner's Court also doubled the possible penalty. Anyone caught burning brush or leaves could face a $1000 fine.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some weekend rainfall, drought conditions are back to moderate throughout much of Northeast Texas. 

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some rain this week, drought conditions have returned to Northeast Texas. The latest report from the Texas Water Development Board shows abnormally dry conditions returned to the entire northeastern corner of the state over the past week.

The city of Dallas will get $330 million towards water and wastewater systems improvements in several counties. 

A typical crawfish chimney in a yard in Northeast Texas.
Scott Morgan

Call them crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, 'tis indeed the season for crawfish ---- and the clay chimneys they leave for a calling card ---- in yards and ditches all over Northeast Texas.

Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass says Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman recently spoke to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and delivered an optimistic forecast for Northeast Texas. Perryman said the region was well-positioned to enjoy a healthy 2017, regardless of who won the presidential election, partly because it has never suffered the severe downturn experienced by other parts of the country.

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